Roger Waters Apologizes To Bob Dylan For Using His Lyrics Without Permission

Recently, Roger Waters performed in Columbus as part of his “This Is Not A Drill” tour. Before performing “The Bar (reprise),” he apologized to Bob Dylan for appropriating his lyrics. 1960s releases such as ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and ‘The Times They Are a-Changin” demonstrated Bob Dylan’s significant contributions to the music industry. During that time, these songs became anthems for civil rights and antiwar demonstrations, with Dylan’s lyrics highlighting political, social, and philosophical issues. Pink Floyd was founded in 1965, a year before the release of Dylan’s popular album ‘Blonde on Blonde’ in 1966. Before becoming one of the first psychedelic bands and a prominent figure on the rock scene, the band went through several lineup changes. Roger Waters’ vocals and songwriting significantly contributed to the band’s success.

Waters rose to prominence as a result of his contributions to Pink Floyd’s successful concept albums, including “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “Wish You Were Here.” The promotion tour for ‘The Wall’ is still regarded as one of the most impressive in rock history. ‘The Wall’ was a significant album due to its global success, and its promotion tour is still remembered as one of the most impressive in rock history. Roger Waters previously asserted that Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen introduced poetry and songwriting to the music industry. Before his recent performance of ‘The Bar (reprise),’ the singer admitted that he stole some lyrics from Bob Dylan. As the vocalist revealed, he borrowed some lyrics from Dylan’s 1966 album ‘Blonde on Blonde’ track ‘Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands.’

Roger Waters made the following statement prior to his performance: “I must apologize to Bob Dylan for stealing some of his lyrics at the outset. Whatever you do, avoid telling him. I have no idea how Bob is these days. I’m confident he’s in good health. I simply did not wish for him to sue me. Anyway, I will describe what I have stolen. On the second side of his 1966 album titled “Blonde on Blonde” is a beautiful song titled “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands.” I’ve stolen the phrase “sad-eyed lady, big brass bad.” “Thank you, Bob,” You can view the music video and hear the song below.

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